December Test Takers Increased

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December Test Takers Increased

Postby foles » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:49 pm

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Re: December Test Takers Up

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:51 pm

surprising. It seems as if schools will struggle to maintain medians though, because the difference surely doesnt make up for the previous LSATs, along with the perceived "difficulty" of the test when compared with the curve of June, Sep, and Dec

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby MikeJD » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:23 pm

just barely.. How many retakes vs first timers??

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby MikeJD » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:28 pm

http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/ ... ear-volume

they just updated applicants/applications vs this time last year. Down slightly or about even vs last update.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby lawschoolstud23 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:42 pm

Not surprising. The decrease for the December test last year took a hit because of the storm during that weekend. People postponed the test which is why the February test saw a slight increase(1.1%). Without the storm I estimate around 29,000 takers for December last year. This shows that without the storm it is another possible decrease. Regardless the decreases are slowing.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby Rigo » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:52 pm

It's interesting. The real tells will be June and September for next cycle though.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby foles » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:02 pm

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:05 pm

MikeJD wrote:http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/three-year-volume

they just updated applicants/applications vs this time last year. Down slightly or about even vs last update.


it says down 9% but that doesnt look like it in the graph..

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby kingpin101 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:09 pm

It always amazes me that even in Jan not even half of the all the applicants have applied already.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby Rigo » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:12 pm

foles wrote:
Dirigo wrote:It's interesting. The real tells will be June and September for next cycle though.

I'm pretty sure they said that last year about this June and September :mrgreen:

June and September really set the tone for the cycle, so they're more indicative than December and February, which both have a huge retaker contingent.

Since I'm c/o 2019, I'm really hoping for another drop next cycle. I also have a weird fascination for things on the decline. *googles Detroit ruin porn*

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby jw316 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:39 pm

Dirigo wrote:
foles wrote:
Dirigo wrote:It's interesting. The real tells will be June and September for next cycle though.

I'm pretty sure they said that last year about this June and September :mrgreen:

June and September really set the tone for the cycle, so they're more indicative than December and February, which both have a huge retaker contingent.

Since I'm c/o 2019, I'm really hoping for another drop next cycle. I also have a weird fascination for things on the decline. *googles Detroit ruin porn*


Damn it Rigo!

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby pylon » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:53 pm

kingpin101 wrote:It always amazes me that even in Jan not even half of the all the applicants have applied already.

Same here! It's easy to get lost in the TLS hive-mind.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby Moneytrees » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:53 pm

So applications are down 11% so far this year? That's a pretty big drop.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby AOT » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:55 pm

pylon wrote:
kingpin101 wrote:It always amazes me that even in Jan not even half of the all the applicants have applied already.

Same here! It's easy to get lost in the TLS hive-mind.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:58 pm

Ya, most people are applying around this time or next month, it seems. People from TLS apply super early, but there's no harm in that

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby bl1nds1ght » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:48 pm

Curious to see what Feb will bring now. Wondering whether retakers just chose Dec over Feb or whether we'll see more retakers again in Feb.

As long as the # of applicants/matriculants continues to fall, that's fine with me.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby foles » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:49 pm

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby indo » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:39 pm

MikeJD wrote:http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/three-year-volume

they just updated applicants/applications vs this time last year. Down slightly or about even vs last update.


I am sure LSAC made a mistake on the graphs.

If the applicant and application are down 9.0 % and 11.1 % respectively, there should be a gap between 2014 and 2015 on the graphs.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby pylon » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:37 pm

foles wrote:Re-updated the projections for the end of cycle numbers (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =851595791)

This is a great resource, foles!

If I'm reading it correctly, all of the T14 need approx. ~1500 170+ scorers?

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby AReasonableMan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:54 pm

pylon wrote:
foles wrote:Re-updated the projections for the end of cycle numbers (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =851595791)

This is a great resource, foles!

If I'm reading it correctly, all of the T14 need approx. ~1500 170+ scorers?

Any one school only needs as many as its peer schools. I'm sure the deans talk to each other, and when the medians go down it's only a surprise to us commoners.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby lawschool1741 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:01 pm

Tagged.

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Re: December Test Takers Increased

Postby foles » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:16 pm

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